Disability visibility : first-person stories from the Twenty-first century

Title Disability visibility : first-person stories from the Twenty-first century
Names Wong, Alice.
Book Number BR023377
Title Status Active
Medium Braille
Annotation A collection of first-person writings on the joys and challenges of life in the twenty-first century with a disability. Includes pieces from activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and others to glimpse the complexity of the disabled experience in America. Some strong language. 2020.
General Notes "A Vintage Books original."--Title page verso.
Local Notes One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent-but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people. From original pieces by up-and-coming authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma, to blog posts, manifestos, eulogies, Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites listeners to question their own understandings.
Length 4 volumes of braille ;
Local Subject Contracted braille - CBR
Social sciences - SO
Adult book - AD
LC Subject People with disabilities - United States - Biography
People with disabilities - United States - Social conditions
Braille books
Downloadable books
Audience Notes A NLS/BPH
Call Number 305.908092273 ANF
Language English
Contents Unspeakable conversations / For Ki'tay D. Davidson, who loves us / If you can't fast, give / There's a mathematical equation that proves I'm ugly--or so I learned in my seventh grade art class / erasure of indigenous people in chronic illness / When you are waiting to be healed / isolation of being deaf in prison / Common cyborg / I'm tired of chasing a cure / We can't go back / Radical visibility : a disabled queer clothing reform movement manifesto / Guide dogs don't lead blind people. We wander as one / Taking charge of my story as a cancer patient at the hospital where I work / Canfei to canji : the freedom to be loud / Nurturing black disabled joy / Last but not least--embracing asexuality / Imposter syndrome and parenting with a disability / How to make a paper crane from rage / Selma Blair became a disabled icon overnight. Here's why we need more stories like hers / Why my novel is dedicated to my disabled friend Maddy / antiabortion bill you aren't hearing about / So. Not. Broken. / How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars / Incontinence is a public health issue--and we need to talk about it / Falling/burning : Hannah Gadsby, Nanette, and being a bipolar creator / Six ways of looking at crip time / Lost causes / On NYC's paratransit, fighting for safety, respect, and human dignity / Gaining power through communication access / fearless Benjamin Lay : activist, abolitionist, dwarf person / To survive climate catastrophe, look to queer and disabled folks / Disability solidarity : completing the "vision for black lives" / Time's up for me, too / Still dreaming wild disability justice dreams at the end of the world / Love means never having to say ... anything / On the ancestral plane : crip hand-me-downs and the legacy of our movements / beauty of spaces created for and by disabled people /
Released 2020
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2020 (American Printing House for the Blind, transcribing agency)
Original Publication Transcription of: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020. 9781984899439
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